View Full Version : What brand dog food do you feed your furbabies??

21st May 2007, 05:38 PM
Just wondering what we all feed our babies. Mine is not picky but prefers any of the other dog's food over his own.


Emma n Renco
21st May 2007, 07:46 PM
Not sure where you live in the world but we are feeding Harvey Royal Canine puppy food but we started on Bonzo which we had from the breeder which gave him awful trouble. We have just spent 2 weeks on chicken veggies and rice and are now going back onto the Royal canine again slowly. He was soooo good with food at first but then all of a sudden he got a bad stomach and anything but sensitive canned food or chicken and rice gave him terrible trouble. If you are in the wrong part of the world for Royal Canine I am sure others have good ideas..

21st May 2007, 08:44 PM
I use Eukanuba for my dogs :)

22nd May 2007, 12:32 AM
Luke, Jolly & Pippin eat Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul dry food.
Merry eats Royal Canin Veterinary Diet IVD Canine Potato & Rabbit Dry Food. She is allergic to most foods and this one works for her.

24th May 2007, 01:48 AM
Maddy eats Canidae canned chicken and rice in chicken broth. She also has canidae dry kibble lamb and rice.

24th May 2007, 02:00 AM
For the $$$ Chicken Soup and Canidae are the least expensive good foods that I've found-- I actually bought Canidae for $.75/pound. I mix in Timberwolf Seringeti for variety.

24th May 2007, 03:21 AM
My four are transitioning from Candidae lamb and rice to Timberwolf Organics lamb and rice. No reason for the change other than it's been about six months and time for a new taste sensation. I'll probably rotate through the Timberwolf products. I've ordered a case of their canned pheasant to try as well.

24th May 2007, 10:11 AM
Mine are all RC mini. They all seem to love it.

24th May 2007, 01:08 PM
My two love RC Mini too - even without tasty toppings!

24th May 2007, 02:35 PM
I feed Nature's Variety raw Insticts kibble to my 3 cavaliers and the NV raw medallions to m shih tzu. I just started mixing in a spoonful of NV wet food into their kibble for a bit of variety and they went bizerk last night :lol: I will probably rotate between the duck, beef, rabbit and venison canned food because they get plenty of poultry from the kibble.

24th May 2007, 04:19 PM
Both of mine enjoy Pinnacle trout & sweet potato, it helps a lot with their allergies. Karlin referred me to the WDJ website with their top approved foods and it is on there so we gave it a try and it has been great!

24th May 2007, 04:54 PM
My lot are all on the royal canin Mini as well, great food, they are all in good coat with a lovely healthy gloss, great back up from the breeder services too!

24th May 2007, 07:52 PM
Spencer eats a mixture of Fromm Four-Star Duck and Sweet Potato and Pinnacle Duck and Potato.

26th May 2007, 02:48 AM
Ruby is on California Natural Lamb and Rice and Merrick's wet food. She also gets plain yogurt for breakfast and occasionally some pumpkin if her stools get too soft. Snacks are usually fruit or veggies.

26th May 2007, 03:49 AM
Hi, my first post here I used to be a Eukanuba or Scince Diet feind but dire straits in money have lead ne to Purinia small bites. All of my Cavs are fine on them Holly my Blenhiem, SYdney my old lady and Madison my tri girl. I also am owned by three Bostons and they eat the same. Ground turkey and rice are a staple also. Debi

Cathy T
26th May 2007, 04:54 AM
Both of mine are now eating Primal, switching protein sources regularly. They were eating CA Natural chicken and rice up until about 5 weeks ago.

Rj Mac
26th May 2007, 06:26 PM
when we first got lucy she was on Pro Plan (chicken and rice -dry puppy food) but soon went off that as she seen jake was getting something better than her, so decided to put her on pedigree puppy meat in jelly but she didn`t like that . So now they are both on Winalots meat chunks in jelly and love it!!!

26th May 2007, 09:25 PM
Bentley loves the California Natural lamb and rice, and Bailey likes the Innova Evo. :)

cavi lover
26th May 2007, 09:32 PM
My gang all eat Burns complete . I oder direct from manufacturers a 15kg sack is delivered to the door at no extra cost. Brilliant service and they all like it.

26th May 2007, 09:34 PM
Lucky is on Evo Red Meat and I mix a bit of pumpkin into each meal for fiber.

28th May 2007, 03:00 AM

we gave up on commercial dog foods after all the recall problems here in the US. we had been feeding the dogs nutro lamb and rice. i read enough articles and news sources on dog food preparation to make my head spin.

here's what we do...about once a week we make the food. the contents are split about 1/3 protein, 1/3 vegetable, 1/3 starch. we usually use chicken/rice/peas and carrots and ground beef/potato/beans. we also usually top it with a bit of cottage cheese or yoghurt. this week we actually made a giant batch of food that combined all of the above...we decided the dogs wouldn't be particular upset if their beef and chicken menus were mixed. in addition i usually give them a small mid-day treat of a bit of cheese and some fruit. snacks are shredded wheat biscuits and rice crackers. most nights they get a small bit of something from dinner...maybe a crust of bread or a bit of chicken.

they've been on this for about six weeks. we started off giving them the same amount of this that we gave them in dry food (1/2 cup 2x/day). turns out this wasn't enough. we took them to the vets to be weighed this weekend and they both had lost a bit of weight. gadget went from 18.4 to 17.6 and was looking a bit thin (he's on the tall side) and sasha went from 15.3 to 14.6. (he's not even a year old and i didn't want him getting too thin.) so we've upped the quantity for the next couple of weeks and will take them again to be weighed to see how we are doing.

we are not giving any supplements other than cosequin.

i think it was karlin's comments that convinced me that we could do this home-cooked diet without losing our minds. and it's really not bad in terms of extra effort. they love it and i feel better about doing this. (side benefit....poops are MUCH easier to deal with.)

anyway, we'll keep this up for about six months and then have a checkup to see what the vet thinks about how they are doing.


p.s. in the interest of full-disclosure i need to admit that my husband is actually the one who does all the preparation. he's the cook in the house. but he tells me that it REALLY isn't much work!

28th May 2007, 03:43 AM
King eats Vets Choice Little Bites/Lite mixed with Vets Choice canned...But switching him over to Nature's Variety Raw medallions. He absolutly loves the RAW!!!!

28th May 2007, 10:47 AM
Barney is now on James Wellbeloved, same with the treats and ostrich tendon chews. He was getting dandruff/scurf with pedigree chum.

8th June 2007, 12:54 PM
Audrey started eating Wellness a few months ago. I used to give her Vet's Choice, but she got bored of it. I also tried Eukanuba and Chicken Soup - she was allergic to both. I also think she might be allergic to the Wellness.

Though I'm starting to wonder if it's a certain type of ingredient (ie protein/grain) she's allergic to or a certain brand? It doesn't make sense to me that she would be allergic to three different brands. I do like the Vet's Choice, but it's hard to find and she gets bored b/c there aren't that many varieties.

Cathy Moon
8th June 2007, 02:21 PM
I'm feeding mine Canidae and Evo mainly, with some Pinnacle Trout and Sweet Potato for variation. Geordie seems to be sensitive to all grains, so he gets Evo. They eat vegetables like carrots and green beans for snacks.

9th June 2007, 10:03 PM
jadan is 1 year 3 months and is fed in the morning with james wellbeloved...(no poultry even in the treats) .the once a day routine def cut out any tendancy toward holding out for other food!!! he has been on this brand oooo forever (tried them all believe me and this one works for us) in the evening he has a small treat or something to keep him going over night. doesnt sniff about outside as much either as i suppose he has a fuller stomach, and isnt even bothered when we have lunch!!! goes for a walk a couple of time during the day if i am about (generally only work 2 days) and gets his main walk on an evening so he isnt running full pelt on a full tum. (heard thats very bad for dogs as stomach can turn over!)

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11th June 2007, 07:57 PM
I feed Toby on Butchers trip, which honks :grnyuk:

But it seems to be doing him good, his coat is really fantastic and his weight is a lot more managable.

He also gets a very small handful of mixer sometime. I must admit to giving him a Sunday dinner once a week with loads of veggies which he loves. Toby will also eat lots of raw veg and when I'm shelling peas he is stuck right beside me waiting for any I drop.

11th June 2007, 08:42 PM
Chloe loves Beta. When we first had her she would not eat anything and it was a right game trying to find her something she would even go near. After several of test boxes we discovered Beta (small breed) and she loves it! I know alot of people say Cavaliers are quite greedy dogs but not ours, she will sit on your lap whilst you have your dinner and not go near it she just wants a cuddle!

Rj Mac
15th June 2007, 10:08 PM
I feed Toby on Butchers trip, which honks :grnyuk:

But it seems to be doing him good, his coat is really fantastic and his weight is a lot more managable.

He also gets a very small handful of mixer sometime. I must admit to giving him a Sunday dinner once a week with loads of veggies which he loves. Toby will also eat lots of raw veg and when I'm shelling peas he is stuck right beside me waiting for any I drop.

we used to feed our lab jake butchers tripe before we got lucy, and as you say honks not to mention the flatulance it gave him:yikes :yikes

15th June 2007, 11:08 PM
Mine are on Nutro :)

16th June 2007, 10:28 PM
Has anyone tried Joe & Jacks? I found out my supermarket sells it & it's a natural dog food which boasts no colours, preservatives & so on. Only problem is it doesn't do a puppy food.